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KYKC 2003 Outdoor Spring Show
April 15, 2003

ADA— Catch a little summertime fever in April at the KYKC 2003 Spring Outdoor Show this weekend, April 18-19, at the Pontotoc County Agri-plex in Ada. Times: Fri. 9 a.m. to 7p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free Admission.

KYKC Spring Show spokesperson Kay Hall said this year’s show has over 40 booth participates giving away all kinds of prizes including an outdoor grill, wrought iron swing, kitchen herb pots (potted) and much more. Both days are booked with presenters covering a range of outdoor topics.

“We’re particularly happy to have an incredible line-up of presenters that includes two guest chefs giving cooking demonstrations on backyard grilling and cooking,” Hall said.

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening indoors: On Friday, Small Space Gardening, Garnishing Your Summer Table, Herb Potting for the Kitchen and ATV demonstrations. On Saturday, Kelley Atkins, Stratford Greenhouse, kicks off a Kid’s Gardening Class at 9 a.m.; Grilling Steaks to Perfection with Michael Elliott of Michael’s Restaurant in Sulphur; and featuring an Oklahoma native, Loretta Barrett Oden, who’s a nationally know food historian and authority on American Indian cooking and folklore. Chef Oden has been featured on both Good Morning America and the “Today” show.

Chef Oden recently moved back to Oklahoma and opened her new restaurant the Corn Dance Café in Shawnee.

On Saturday afternoon Skyes is sponsoring Oklahoma meteorologist and KYKC’s weather and sever weather forcastor Paul Bouchereau, who’ll be speaking and providing a slide show titled “Oklahoma’s Stormy Weather.”

Lots of booths to visit inside, everything from home improvements as pools and spas, vinyl fencing, sunrooms, windows, home cleaning by Total Kleen and gardening and iron works for the yard by Rustic Charm, specialty stone, man made stone works by Midwest Stone and a host of birding supplies, bird houses and information by Orcscheln Farm & Home store.

Moving outdoors, there’s Idle Time RVs and campers, storm shelters, Davidson Implement’s John Deer tractors, Chaprell Kubota tractors and M.P.C. motorcycles and ATVs and flea market booths and food vendors and much more. The Oklahoma Blood Institute is having a blood drive all day Saturday.

For car buffs, a classic car show takes place outside with four categories competing: classic, antique, truck and motorcycle. Car show sponsor this year is Citizens Bank of Ada. Awards for both the car show amateur photography contest takes place after 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is free and all inside shows are free of charge, including the kids gardening class. For more information about the show, please call Kay Hall, 580-436-6351.